Takamine have been building guitars of an exceptional quality for over 50 years that are modestly priced so that musicians of any level can take advantage of their wonderful products. The GF30CE bares the Takamine cutaway FXC body style which has a grand concert feel but is still effortlessly comfortable to play whilst offering a wealth of natural acoustic tonality.
FXC GRAND CONCERT BODY
The GF30CE is built to the FXC body shape that is very similar to the Grand Concert style structure with a soft Venetian cutaway. This model has a compact body which is suitable for smaller guitar players thus making it accessible and versatile. The FXC grand concert is perfect for guitarists who love to play fingerstyle thanks to its curved shape that stays close to the player to allow freedom of movement. This model projects a bright and balanced tone that sounds great on stage or in the studio.
In order to produce an articulate and sweet sound, Takamine have employed mahogany tonewood on the neck, back and sides of the GF30CE. The shallow body combined with the density of the mahogany wood guarantees sound clarity and balanced intonation, sometimes with punchy projection. When mahogany is used on the back and sides of the body it provokes a dynamic response from the guitar which sounds stunning whether plugged or unplugged.
The GF30CE soundboard is constructed from solid spruce wood which marries up with the mahogany to produce that notable all-round smooth sound that gets better with age the more you play.
TAKAMINE TP-4TD PREAMP ELECTRONICS
Takamine have equipped the GF30CE with the excellent TP-4TD preamp system which is stage and studio ready from the moment you plug in. The TP-4TD preamp fully translates the rich tones of the guitar when amplified to keep it sounding clean and natural. It includes a built-in tuner, volume and tone controls to complement your playing when plugged into an amp.
The built-in tuner is an incredible onboard gadget that any guitarist will appreciate whether you are a performer or not. It guarantees each string is the perfect pitch and prevents hitting any wrong notes.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The GF30CE guitar features a pin-less rosewood bridge which means no more pins going missing when you come to change your strings for a fresh set. This also enables you to restring quickly and efficiently, especially during a performance if need be. The split saddle bridge enhances the intonation and clarity of each string for a fuller timbre.
The neck is built with mahogany tonewood and has a slim feel which provides comfort when working your way up and down the rosewood fretboard. The soft Venetian cutaway in the body top allows for free access to the upper frets for those higher notes. This is a fine electro acoustic model by Takamine that will look and sound great whatever you play.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GF30CE-NAT Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape FXC Grand Concert Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Dot Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Black Electronics Takamine TP-4TD Preamp with Built-In Tuner Finish Natural
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